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Sun 23 Apr 2017, 10:00am–2:00pm
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, 16 Byron Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Lisa Feyen

Painting and Ceramics by Susie King.

Susie grew up in Napier, in a home where everyone liked to draw and loved to make music. As a result, her two loves are art and music.

Her formal training consists of Ardmore Teacher’s college in Auckland, 1969 to 1971, where Susie majored in Art in her third year under the guiding hand of Brian Gartside. Brian taught Susie how to use clay to build by hand, though mainly to make pots. She became intrigued with ancient Aztec pottery, part sculpture, how the decorated forms also had functioned for daily life or religion. Through the years Susie has painted and drawn for her own pleasure, mainly figurative studies. She has always admired the work of the Impressionists, and the Realists, in both sculpture and painting.

In 2009, Susie attended a painting class in the south of France, with Mitch Waite from England, and learned some basic principles. In 2012, Susie attended a two-day clay sculpture class at Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North and experienced the feeling of creating three-dimensional art that she didn’t even know she had missed.

Susie now enjoys creating classical sculptures, faces with character, and draws inspiration from Erté (Russian born designer and artist), to sculpt elegant female fashion figures. Now living in Westshore, with a studio/workshop in her garden, Susie can dedicate time to creating artworks in various media, and varying styles.

All welcome to attend the opening, Thursday 13 April, 5-7pm.

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